Skip Hop's first back to school gear collection for big kids is here just in time

by 07/29/15   filed under: education, green kids, kid friendly

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Mountain Buggy’s Juno baby carrier accommodates kids from the newborn stage through the toddler years

by 07/29/15   filed under: babywearing, gear for parents, green baby

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Mountain Buggy’s goal is to, “enable parents to live a life without limit,” and their new Juno Baby Carrier definitely fits the bill. Mountain Buggy’s Juno multifunctional carrier transitions seamlessly from newborns to toddlers up to age four, featuring hands-free, sustainable ergonomics for both you and your little one. Juno was developed in collaboration with medical professionals, parents and children, made with quality materials including 100% chemical free Okeo-tex certified textiles and 100% cotton lining for breathability. And it’s super safe and attractive to boot. Keep reading to see key features of this innovative baby carrier that works for moms and dads.

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Whimsical solar mason jars harness the sunlight to provide a soft glow in baby's nursery come nightfall

by 07/28/15   filed under: eco decor, green baby gifts

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Kerri Lee has charmed us in the past with her classic wooden nursery accessories, and now her new whimsical mason jars light up your child’s space. Of course, you can make homemade mason jar lights with recycled mason jars, but if you don’t have the time or you need a quick toddler gift, these pre-made mason light jars are a beautiful alternative. Featuring adorable wooden, wool felt and paper accent scenes, each of these sweet glass lights are LED solar powered, turning on automatically when the sun goes down. Simply place in a sunny window daily to recharge. Each jar comes with an easily replaceable AAA rechargeable battery — and with a bird, whale, elephant, or gingerbread man available, one of these cute jars is sure to complement your baby’s nursery decor.

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+ Mason Jar Lights $38.00

+ Tree by Kerri Lee

 

6 recipes that put a delicious new spin on tried and true pasta dishes

by 07/28/15   filed under: food, green family, green kids, healthy recipe, recipes

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Selfless inventor dedicates his life to creating art tools for kids with disabilities

by 07/28/15   filed under: art

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An inventor from a small fishing town in northern Wisconsin is making quite a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities — through art. Since the 1980s, Dwayne Szot has dedicated his life to showing children the healing and celebratory effects of making art. The incredible inventor has spent over 30 years selflessly fashioning art tools for children with limited physical abilities, allowing them to enjoy and relish the creative process.

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Laser cut robot tiles can be mixed and matched to make an array of robot figures

by 07/27/15   filed under: eco play, green toys

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If you’re stumped about what to get a child in your life for a birthday or other holiday, this cute toy set is an excellent choice. Handmade Robot Tiles allow children (and adults) to use their imagination to come up with different robot combinations and stories while playing with the tiles. Each tile is designed to be a specific part of a robot, but mix-and-matching is totally encouraged. All of the robot tiles are beautifully laser cut from Alder wood, featuring wonderful details — and they come in a cotton pouch so they’re perfect as a small carry along to a play date. Three different sets are available, each containing 26 tiles. Due to small parts that pose a choking hazard, robot tiles are not recommended for children under 3 years old.

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+ Robot Tiles $32.00

+ Egg and Yolk

 

HOW TO: Make Chinese-style vegan cauliflower fried 'rice'

by 07/27/15   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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Many parents are launching unisex clothing brands in response to lack of gender equality in kidswear

by 07/27/15   filed under: eco baby clothing, eco toddler, green baby, green family, green kids, kids clothing

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Kids clothing is a hot topic, and I’m not talking about that goth/punk store in the mall. With young kids rapidly outgrowing last year’s everything, parents are pretty much constantly shopping for new clothes to outfit their tykes, big and little. An increasing number of kids are disillusioned with the gender stereotypes supported by major clothing labels for kids—robots and superheroes for boys, unicorns and flowers for girls—and some entrepreneurial parents are fighting back by launching their own lines of clothes for youngsters that bust stale gender norms wide open and allow kids simply to be who they are.

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Black sheep T-shirt and sheep push toy gift bundle remind kids to celebrate their uniqueness

Black sheep T-shirt and sheep push toy gift bundle remind kids to celebrate their uniqueness

Inhabitots favorite Little Sapling Toys has teamed up with children’s organic clothing label Lot801 to deliver this delightful summer bundle to the lucky tots in your life. The…

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Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

In response to the growing number of child deaths resulting from babies and toddlers being left in hot cars, car seat maker Evenflo has developed a sensor to remind parents and other…

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7 yummy vegan milkshake recipes kids will love!

7 yummy vegan milkshake recipes kids will love!

1. Classic Vanilla With only three ingredients, this is the perfect vegan milkshake to whip up when your kids (or you) are screaming for ice scream. 2. Banana Bread This banana…

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PARA'KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA'KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO mosquito-repellent bands are a simple, practical and easy-to-wear way to keep those painful pests away this summer—naturally. The neoprene bands can be worn on the…

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Expansive study finds major advantages for children of working moms

Expansive study finds major advantages for children of working moms

A new massive study recently conducted at Harvard Business School shows that adult women who grew up with mothers in the work force are more likely to have jobs, supervisory…

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7 gluten-free birthday desserts that will delight kids

7 gluten-free birthday desserts that will delight kids

1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Sundae Cupcakes One of the best options for a birthday treat is a cupcake – easy to transport, just the right serving size and perfect for little hands…

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Nawi Kids' plush blankies, toys, and pillows are adorable green gifts for little dinosaur lovers

Nawi Kids' plush blankies, toys, and pillows are adorable green gifts for little dinosaur lovers

The cozy plush toys are made with sustainable fabrics and stuffed with recycled plastic bottles, and transportation of the fabric and products happens in hybrid or electric vehicles…

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Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome kit that kids can construct themselves

Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome kit that kids can construct themselves

Using connection joints that work like K’nex with a main hub and six ball joint “prongs” radiating out and connectable to any type of wood, the Hubs is a great way…

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9 year-old girl successfully petitions library to join their “boys-only” robotics program

9 year-old girl successfully petitions library to join their “boys-only” robotics program

Nine year-old Cash Cayen is a girl to be reckoned with. At least, that’s what her local public library learned after they denied her entry into a “boys only” robotics program.…

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HOW TO: Make sushi sandwiches - no rolling required!

HOW TO: Make sushi sandwiches - no rolling required!

1. Gather the ingredients 2 nori algae sheets 1 cup of Yamani rice 1 avocado 1 large carrot 1 cup of sprouts 1 tbsp of vinegar 1 tbsp of sugar a pinch of salt 2. Prep the…

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